Orange Is the New Black: Season 3 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Thanks to its blend of potent comedy and rich character work, Orange is the New Black remains a bittersweet pleasure in its third season.

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Air date: Jun 12, 2015
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Series 3 begins with Caputo's (Nick Sandow) new regime in place which appears to be kinder and gentler than the women are used to and some of the staff begin to become disillusioned. Later; a bed bug infestation causes tempers to flare, Norma (Annie Golden) gains new followers, Daya (Dascha Polanco) goes into labour and much more.

Cast

Taylor Schilling
as Piper Chapman
Kate Mulgrew
as Galina "Red" Reznikov
Natasha Lyonne
as Nicky Nichols
Laura Prepon
as Alex Vause
Michael Harney
as Sam Healy
Danielle Brooks
as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson
Uzo Aduba
as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
Laverne Cox
as Sophia Burset
Beth Fowler
as Sister Ingalls
Yael Stone
as Lorna Morello
John Magaro
as Vince Muccio
Dascha Polanco
as Dayanara Diaz
Selenis Leyva
as Gloria Mendoza
Taryn Manning
as Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett
Samira Wiley
as Poussey Washington
Alan Aisenberg
as Baxter "Gerber" Bayley
Kimiko Glenn
as Brook Soso
Nick Sandow
as Joe Caputo
Lorraine Toussaint
as Yvonne "Vee" Parker
Laura Gómez
as Blanca Flores
Diane Guerrero
as Maritza Ramos
Vicky Jeudy
as Janae Watson
Julie Lake
as Angie Rice
James McMenamin
as Charlie "Donuts" Coates
Constance Shulman
as Erica "Yoga" Jones
Dale Soules
as Frieda Berlin
Lin Tucci
as Anita DeMarco
Blair Brown
as Judy King
Annie Golden
as Norma Romano
Ruby Rose
as Stella Carlin
Emma Myles
as Leanne Taylor
Beth Dover
as Linda Ferguson
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Critic Reviews for Orange Is the New Black Season 3

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (26)

It's still raw and brutal, still funny, still sad, although maybe just a little bit kinder.

Jun 11, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In the extended picture, it looks like season three might be playing a bit more with the larger concept of freedom - through the lens, naturally, of those who don't have it.

Jun 11, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Three seasons in, just about everyone on the show is loveable. This makes for a thoroughly enjoyable, but not particularly varied or gripping viewing experience: the show tugs the same heartstrings, works the same funny bones.

Jun 11, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is one of the best efforts of this golden TV age.

Oct 28, 2015 | Full Review…

Among the inmates, Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett (Taryn Manning) emerges in full as more than a one-note crazy hick.

Jun 23, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Even in episodes which feature the backstories of the show's male characters, Orange is a show about women -- a show that is so powerful because it shouts against the idea that a single "strong female character" equals diversity.

Jun 13, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The third season of Orange Is the New Black has shed much of the dramatic weight that accumulated in the second season to re-bet on the lighter side. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 15, 2018 | Full Review…

The expansive roster of Litchfield ladies are all worth their weight in iron, and Season 3 has yet to buckle for it.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

The basic problem with setting a show inside a prison is that you can't really go anywhere.

Sep 12, 2017 | Full Review…

It's not hard to see why Orange has become a beloved piece of pop culture.

Aug 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Orange Is the New Black: Season 3

½

NastassiaJ

Super Reviewer

½

While not as strong as previous seasons, Orange is the New Black Season 3 continues the strong dramatic and comedic mix that made the first two seasons fantastic, even if the sub plots leave something to be desired.

MatthewM

Super Reviewer

½

Season 3 of OITNB is slightly disappointing by introducing Ruby Rose as a love interest for Piper. This season focuses on faith as a new cult formed within the prison and food crisis leading people to want to become Jewish. There was no villain this season which was disappointing and the little sub-plots were too fragmented to make it engaging. Fans would still enjoy it, others not so much.

SylvesterK

Super Reviewer

½

Back to its lighter roots, less dark but much more aimless, OITNB is... okish this season. The humor is still spot-on, some characters are delightful to witness but just nothing much happens during this whole season. Seriously, what happened if not just time going by and some underwhelming storylines? Still, it's so well written and entertaining you'll almost forget about all this but I like my shows to have a sense of direction and goal. And that seemed the case with the first two seasons, but now? I dunno, feels like they're milking it a bit but I'll definitely come back next season for me. Here's to hoping they improve the quality a bit next time.

Francisco G

Super Reviewer

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